Abidjan, Côte D'ivoire

Deux Plateaux

Abidjan Côte D'Ivoire

"ON ABIDJAN’S URBAN IDENTITY"

Le Plateau forms in the 1930ies as an urban economic center and thrives ever since for continuous congestion and modernization. The mixture of colonial heritage and contemporary structures has created a constellation of buildings, where adaptation is a key variable. The process of gentrification implies a certain feeling of nostalgia, and a certain loss of optimism for the future prevails.